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Yasuhiko Saito

Research Project Professor
Nihon University
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Nationality: Japan
Gender: M

Member since: 2001
Membership No: 21274
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography , Gerontology

Specialization: Ageing, Mortality, Health, and Longevity

Regional focus: United States and Canada, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D.) , 1993 , University of Southern California , Sociology

Working languages: English , Japanese

Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA), Population Association of America (PAA) , Gerontological Society of America

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 Yasuhiko Saito is a Research Project Professor at the College of Economics at Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan and a Senior Advisor to the President on Population Ageing, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia. He has served as a council member of IUSSP from 2005 to 2009 and a council member of the Asian Population Association from 2016 to 2018.   

Saito has been working on health expectancy and population aging in both developed and developing countries.  In order to study issues on aging and health, he has conducted a nationally representative longitudinal survey in Japan and supported surveys in Singapore and Kerala, India.  He also participated in a project for a 5-country comparative study of centenarians including Denmark, France, Japan, Sweden, and Switzerland.  Currently, he is running a nationally representative longitudinal surveys on aging and health in the Philippines and Vietnam. 



 “Loneliness and health expectancy among older adults: a longitudinal population-based study,” Rahul Malhotra, Md. Ismail Tareque, Yasuhiko Saito, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Stefan Ma, Angelique Chan, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, forthcoming.


“Gender differences in years of remaining life by living arrangement among older Singaporeans,” Angelique Chan, Abhijit Visaria, Bina Gubhaju, Stefan Ma, Yasuhiko Saito, European Journal of Ageing, forthcoming. 


“Education, wealth, and duration of life expected in various states of frailty,” Zachary Zimmer, Yasuhiko Saito, Olga Theou, Clove Haviva and Kenneth Rockwood, European Journal of Ageing, forthcoming. 


“The Role of Underweight in Active Life Expectancy among Older Adults in Japan,” Sugawara, Yuka and Yasuhiko Saito, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 76(4):756-765, 2021.


“Longitudinal effects of nocturnal insomnia symptom subtypes and nonrestorative sleep on the incidence of depression among community-dwelling older adults: Results from the Health and Retirement Study,” Tuo-Yu Chen and Yasuhiko Saito, Sleep Medicine, 79(March):155-163, 2021.